enVista expands automation capabilities with acquisition of HCM Systems

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enVista has announced the acquisition of long-time partner HCM Systems, a systems integrator, specialising in customised, complex and highly integrated conveyor hardware and software, controls, robotics, accessory equipment, installation and systems management for manufacturing and distribution-centric organisations. The acquisition was completed on 1st July 2021.

Headquartered in Chicago, HCM has grown from a single line conveyor distributorship into one of the most diversified leaders in complete material handling integration with an extensive range of automated solutions.

“Demand for automated solutions has never been greater due to surging e-commerce demands, coupled with ongoing labour shortages,” commented Mike Kasperski, Senior Vice President of Automation at enVista. “enVista and HCM’s combined expertise across process optimisation, labour management, facility design, engineering, robotics and systems selection and implementation will optimise manufacturing and distribution operations and accelerate time to value. This acquisition also strategically expands HCM’s and enVista’s global growth, client base and revenue opportunities.”

enVista’s comprehensive DC optimisation and automation solutions include process optimisation, workforce management, facility design/build, engineering, robotics proof of concept and implementations, systems selection and implementation and more.

“My grandfather founded HCM in 1962,” added Charlie Hillebold, President of HCM Systems. “As the third-generation owner/operator, it has been vitally important for me to strategically grow HCM in a way that best serves our clients and associates and honours our company’s heritage of client service. We are very proud to officially join enVista. This move will bring added value to our HCM client base that will benefit from a single solutions partner to solve their complex supply chain and commerce challenges, and our associates will certainly benefit from expanded professional growth opportunities. I am excited for what the future holds for our combined organisations.”

enVista brings a dedicated team of robotics, labour management, facility design and systems implementation experts to help clients project and model an optimal approach to both distribution center labour productivity and automation. With nearly 20 years of experience in supply chain strategy, operations and systems implementation, enVista delivers exceptional results for its clients and has helped dozens of world-leading brands determine how to optimise existing facilities and design/build greenfield facilities to meet long-term objectives.

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